Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm PDT
polling place for the upcoming election, don't worry. you're not a voter without a country. it's simply because the area where you live doesn't have enough people to get its own precinct. so why can't you just go to the closest one? well, it's because that particular polling place may not have the specific ballot that applies to you based on the boundary lines where you live. >> they may see a polling place just a few blocks from their house. and they want to know why can't they vote at that polling place? so you might be in oakland and you're in a certain city council district. and so you can vote for another city council district that has to be where you live. >> there are 151 different ballot variations in alameda county alone. voters who fall into the mandatory mail-in category do not need to apply for a ballot. it will be sent to you automatically. >>> health officials are warning hundreds if not thousands of patients could be at risk for a rare meningitis infection. a tainted steroid drug often used it alleviate lower back pain is being blamed for an outbreak of fungal meni
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. today, news moved unemployment front and center in the presidential election. the unemployment rate reported today was better than expected down three-tenths of 1% to go below 8%. good news? depends on who you ask. >> if the numbers are accurate, that's always a positive thing. i don't know how could you spin it negatively. but i'm sure someone will. >> reporter: he's right. especially in an election year, one number has many interpretations. president obama told a fairfax, virginia, crowd this: >> this morning, we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: he said there's more work to be done to help middle class families and said that's why he is running for re- election. >> today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. >> reporter: mitt romney told supporters in virginia the country hasn't mer enough. >> now, we can do better. we don't have to stay on the path we have been on. >> reporter: businesses added 114,000 jobs in september slower t
Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
expect people to behave in a civil manner and allow us as elected officials do our job on behalf of the public. that's what i'm hoping for tonight, but i do believe there's going to be some disruption. so we are hoping to minimize that disruption and allow us to do the city's business. >> reporter: the city council meeting is proceeding as planned. but just outside the doors, there are confrontations with police. i wouldn't call them clashes right now but police are trying to shut down the cops standing guard right now. but police a couple dozen of them, there are about 100 protestors and more security guards here, as well. as for that report that i mentioned at the beginning of this from alan blueford's family they have been expecting the d.a. to release a report, the attorney representing the family says the report was released within the last hour. we'll definitely bring you the details. suffice to say this started about a beef about that report but it has grown as the city council has decided to curtail and turn people away as folks have been trying to attend the meeting today.
Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
single elected official in northern california that i'm aware of who is supporting prop f. >> you've been saying this measure f, it's insane, stupid. do you still stand by that today? >> oh, absolutely. when anybody rational looks at it, there is no answer to the cleanest water that this whole state if not the country has with our hetch hetchy water. >> reporter: and while only san francisco residents will vote on this study, it has much broader implications. there are 30 municipalities in the bay area that use water from hetch hetchy, including cities in san mateo and alameda counties. if we were to replace hetch hetchy reservoir, the cost would range anywhere from $3 to $10 billion. and that would translate into an increase anywhere from 590 to 1720 a year. i'm grace lee, cbs 5. >>> the city of oakland and the oakland coliseum are both apologizing for a late-night rave event over the weekend. multiple police departments were flooded with complaints. phil? >> reporter: that's right. some of those politicians' ears are still burning. the party that was on this weekend in t